Rob Beer is manager of Forum News Service in Fargo. The Princeton, Minn., native and a 1993 Minnesota State University Moorhead graduate began working at The Forum in 1991. He is a former graphic artist, assistant sports editor, presentation and online editor at The Forum. He previously worked at the New Ulm (Minn.) Journal and the Huron (S.D.) Plainsman.
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FAIRMONT, Minn.—An anonymous tip has led to charges against a Mountain Lake couple for possessing 253 crappies after fishing Lake Sisseton in southern Minnesota in May, a Department of Natural Resources report said. Isouvahn Xayachack, 70, and his wife, Chanhthone Phongsim, 60, are being charged with taking or possessing over limit fish. The investigation began when crappies were biting and another angler took notice of the success Xayachack and Phongsim's group was having. That led to a call to the Minnesota Turn In Poachers tipline.
PONTIAC, Mich. -- An online retailer specializing in folders and binders said Friday that it will reject all orders from South Dakota after the Supreme Court ruling allowing businesses to collect sales taxes from online transactions. Company Folders, based in Pontiac, said the sales tax requirement of more than $100,000 in annual sales or 200 annual transactions from South Dakota is problematic.
GRAND FORKS -- A 27-year-old Grand Forks man was arrested Tuesday after a search warrant uncovered prohibited images in the home. Nicholas A. Bartholome, 27, could face charges of possession of certain materials prohibited, a Class C felony, police said June 19. The Grand Forks Police Department and the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the residence in support of an investigation into the possession of child pornography, according a police news release.
EAST GULL LAKE, Minn. -- The body of a 61-year-old Nisswa man was recovered from an overturned vehicle found Tuesday morning in the Gull River in Cass County. Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch said authorities were notified of a single-vehicle crash at 6:41 a.m. April 10 near Gull Dam Road and Gull Lake Lane in East Gull Lake. Officers and other first responders located a 2012 Mercedes-Benz passenger car on its roof in the Gull River. The male driver was the only occupant and was located deceased inside the vehicle.
BROOKINGS, S.D.—South Dakota State football coach John Stiegelmeier, who finished his 21st campaign with the Jackrabbits, faces a March 6 court appearance following his arrest for DUI in late January. The 61-year-old coach was arrested Saturday, Jan. 27, after his vehicle was stuck in a ditch and discovered by Brookings police at 11:30 p.m.
FARGO -- James Madison University turned down a request from The Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 14, for its football entrance video, so we're left with showing you the 2015 version. James Madison faces North Dakota State on Friday night at the Fargodome. The winner gets a ticket to the Football Championship Subdivision title game in Frisco, Texas.
FARGO – Carson Wentz spent part of the last 24 hours changing his Twitter account characteristics. He announced he landed a new job (quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles) and threw out messages of encouragement to former teammates looking to get a job in the large company he now works for. Social media, it seems everyone says, is where you need to be.
WATERTOWN, S.D. - Nationally acclaimed nature and Americana artist Terry Redlin died Sunday, April 24, at age 78 after a nine-year battle with dementia, the executive director of his art center said. Redlin, who retired in 2007, sold more than a half million prints. The Redlin Art Center in Watertown opened in 1997. From 1990 to 1999, through a poll of 500 national galleries, U.S. Art Magazine named Redlin "America's Most Popular Artist."
FARGO—Wait a minute, that's not Carson Wentz. That's Brock Jensen. In this year's edition of Lindy's Sports Pro Football Draft ( https://store.lindyssports.com/product.php?cn=1186 ) magazine, editors inadvertently placed a photo of Jensen on the cover, mixing up the two former North Dakota State quarterbacks. "We just missed it," Lindy Davis, the magazine's publisher said Thursday, March 17. "Not our best moment for sure."
CLEVELAND - Chris Rose says he wasn’t talking about Carson Wentz. A hot mic quip Saturday at the NFL Combine led some to believe the NFL Network commentator was talking about the former North Dakota State star when he said “next former Browns quarterback about to hit the field” as cameras focused on Wentz about to run his 40-yard dash. But Rose came out in a radio interview Wednesday saying, “It was a general statement about all the quarterbacks. “It wasn’t ab